We had the good fortune of connecting with Brian Post and we’ve shared our conversation below.
Hi Brian, can you walk us through the thought-process of starting your business?
I’ve always wanted to work for myself. Growing up and watching my mother start her own business has always been the biggest push in my life. I wanted to follow in her footsteps and never gave up on my dream. In 2017 it finally became a reality and I couldn’t have been happier. I think when we are kids we have these hopes and dreams of being a astronaut or something (looking back at it now) outrageous. I always wanted to be self employed and set my own standards in life.
Alright, so let’s move onto what keeps you busy professionally?
Art has never really run in my family. My Grandmother was an artist in her free time; from writing a collection of short stories to painting portraits. My cousin Andy is the only other artist in the family – I felt like we always got looked at differently; coming from a family of Doctors & Lawyers. I was always one to express myself and would draw and doodle all day every day. It wasn’t until the option of going to school for video game design became a reality. After going to school for Game Design I wanted to take another approach and study Graphic Design. I figured I could take my knowledge of game design and bring that into graphic design to create something new. Taking this combined art style and putting in into custom t-shirt design, totally set me above the rest. It’s been a long road and I still have much to learn and accomplish – but it’s nice to know that I have worked hard every day to get to where I am. Nothing about this is easy.
If you had a friend visiting you, what are some of the local spots you’d want to take them around to?
Oh man… Where to start. Living in Milton Georgia – there really isn’t much of a night life. I am pretty set in my ways so I will keep this short and sweet. We would probably start the night out at a local hidden gem – Campania. It’s by far my favorite restaurant/bar in Georgia as I have been a (regular) since 2015. We would most likely eat and drink until last call. After that we would make our way over to Cutters Cigar & Spirits for a late night drink and cigar. Knowing the owners there – it’s always a good time; kind of like walking into Cheers… haha. Again after last call – we would head over to Mazzys Sports Tavern in Milton were the fun really begins. Closing out the night with shoots, drinks, pool, darts and great people. These are usually the best nights. After a night like this; that leads into the next morning – I would want to get out of town an head up to my Mountain House in Big Canoe. It’s the perfect get away to relax and unwind. I would say the trip would stop there – enjoying the mountain scenery and spending the days grilling and taking it easy at the water front area.
The Shoutout series is all about recognizing that our success and where we are in life is at least somewhat thanks to the efforts, support, mentorship, love and encouragement of others. So is there someone that you want to dedicate your shoutout to?
First and foremost my father and mother were the two most inspirational people in my life. They have always supported me in everything I have done – even if they were not 100% on board with it. When it comes to mentorship there are two people that I will hold just as close as a family member. One being Matthew Dewhurst, he was the owner of my local Ace Hardware growing up. I was lucky enough to have the opportunity to work not just for him; but with him. He taught me just about everything there was about tools and general home repairs. The second being Tim Campbell. He was the previous owner of the Big Frog I now own and he taught me everything about business connections, marketing and sales. I owe a lot of where I am today to both of these individuals.
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